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Title: Special Issue - Aflatoxin/fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshops; Phoenix Arizona, Jane Robens and Ronald T. Riley, EDS., October 23-26, 2001

Authors
item Robens, Jane
item Riley, Ronald

Submitted to: Mycopathologia
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2002
Publication Date: August 1, 2002
Citation: Robens, J.F., Riley, R.T. 2002. SPECIAL ISSUE - AFLATOXIN/FUMONISIN ELIMINATION AND FUNGAL GENOMICS WORKSHOPS; PHOENIX ARIZONA, JANE ROBENS AND RONALD T. RILEY, EDS., OCTOBER 23-26, 2001. Mycopathologia. v. 155. p. 1 - 123.

Interpretive Summary: This special issue of the international journal Mycopathologia is the Introduction, 99 Abstracts, and 7 Panel Discussions from the "1st Fungal Genomics, 2nd Fumonisin Elimination, and 14th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshops" held in Phoenix Arizona October 23-26 2001. Aflatoxin B1 and fumonisin B1 are now considered to be the most important food borne mycotoxins worldwide, and the year 2001 was an especially important one from an international regulatory perspective. Attaining low levels of mycotoxin contamination in export crops is increasingly urgent given the recent EU regulations in nuts, dried fruit, and cereals. The sponsors of all three 2001 workshops in Phoenix were the National Cotton Council, the National Cottonseed Products Association, the Cotton Foundation, Cotton Incorporated, and the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council. The purpose for the annual meeting is to highlight recent progress and ongoing USDA-ARS sponsored research to resolve the problem of fumonisin and aflatoxin contamination of US crops. This year's workshop featured a site visit to the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council Facility in Phoenix. This facility is undoubtedly the best example of what can be accomplished through well-funded collaborative research efforts between ARS, industry and university scientists.

Technical Abstract: This special issue of the international journal Mycopathologia is the Introduction, 99 Abstracts, and 7 Panel Discussions from the "1st Fungal Genomics, 2nd Fumonisin Elimination, and 14th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshops" held in Phoenix Arizona October 23-26 2001. Aflatoxin B1 and fumonisin B1 are now considered to be the most important food borne mycotoxins worldwide, and the year 2001 was an especially important one from an international regulatory perspective. Attaining low levels of mycotoxin contamination in export crops is increasingly urgent given the recent EU regulations in nuts, dried fruit, and cereals. The sponsors of all three 2001 workshops in Phoenix were the National Cotton Council, the National Cottonseed Products Association, the Cotton Foundation, Cotton Incorporated, and the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council. The purpose for the annual meeting is to highlight recent progress and ongoing USDA-ARS sponsored research to resolve the problem of fumonisin and aflatoxin contamination of US crops. This year's workshop featured a site visit to the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council Facility in Phoenix. This facility is undoubtedly the best example of what can be accomplished through well-funded collaborative research efforts between ARS, industry and university scientists.

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